Julius Malema and Zizi Kodwa to address mourners at Linda ‘Pro’ Mkhize’s memorial service

16 August 2018 - 15:30
By Julia Madibogo
ANC's Zizi Kodwa and EFF's Julius Malema at the memorial service
Image: Emmanuel Tjiya ANC's Zizi Kodwa and EFF's Julius Malema at the memorial service

EFF leader Julius Malema was expected to address mourners at rapper Prokid's memorial service on Thursday.

Malema, who arrived shortly after the service had begun at a packed Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg, joined Prokid's wife Ayanda, his daughter and brother DJ Citi Lyts, family members and close family friend Gigi Lamayne in celebrating the rapper's life.

ANC's Zizi Kodwa is also expected to address the service.

Prokid, real name Linda Mkhize, died at his girlfriend's flat in the Joburg CBD last week after suffering a severe seizure. The family said on Wednesday that the post-mortem results show the rapper died as a result of bleeding in the stomach.

Among music industry peers who attended the service were Slikour, Kwesta, Mr Selwyn and Maggs. “I am not okay. I have to pretend that I am okay but I am not okay. The only reason I am here and exist is because of that guy there,” said Kwesta, pointing at Prokid's picture on stage.

DJ Citi Lyts performed the star's famous song 'Woza Uzobabona'.